Connect with us


UPDATE: Elite forces storm Terminal 21, gunman holding hostages – VIDEO




PHOTO: Scoop Square 24

Following the shootings of innocent civilians by a Thai army sniper earlier this evening in Korat, north eastern Thailand, elite police and army forces of the Crime Suppression Division and Lop Buri-based Special Forces arrived at Terminal 21 shopping mall an hour ago. (Video of their arrival at Terminal 21 below)

The armed gunman is believed to be still be holed up in the Terminal 21 Shopping Mall with many shoppers trapped inside. Some are believed to be hostages. The gunman is armed with an HK military assault rifle. Police believe that he has a range of other weapons and ammunition he also stole from his army base. (Video of the gunman strolling around the corridors of Terminal 21 below)

At least 12 people are confirmed dead, including the gunman’s army commander, an elderly woman, a motorbike taxi driver and a student. Others are feared dead and many are injured. The situation is fluid.

The gunman has been identified as Sgt-Maj Jakrapanth Thomma, an officer attached to the Surathampitak army barracks in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Jakrapanth allegedly shot his commander, 48 year old Colonel Ananrote Krasae, and a 63 year old woman Anong Mitchan, dead, kicking off his killing spree at around 5.30pm. He then shot and injured an army private at in a house in the provincial city district of Korat.

Police allege that a dispute erupted during a meeting over a debt issue, as a possible motive.

The gunman then stole an army Humvee 4-wheel drive and headed for the Terminal 21 shopping mall. He opened fire and shot people indiscriminately while driving. It’s understood he could have killed as many as 10 people as he was heading towards the Terminal 21 shopping centre.

The shooting then continued inside the mall. Police and army troops were deployed to secure the area, including a 2 kilometre perimeter around the mall. Television footage showed shoppers frantically running toward the exits as shots rang out. The gunman also ran a livestreamining event of his rampage on his Facebook page. The page was taken down around 7.20pm this evening.

Amongst a rambling stream of messages posted by the gunman… “No one escapes death.”

He then proceeded to diarise his exploits questioning the numbers of people he’d shot and asking questions…

“Should I surrender?”

Thai PM Prayut Chan-a-cha has been closely monitoring the incident as it unfolds and ordered health officials to provide emergency services “and take good care” of everyone affected by the incident.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

Mass shooter inside Korat's Terminal 21

EXCLUSIVE: A security camera footage shows Sgt. Jakkrapanth Thomma inside Terminal 21 shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasiman province during his shooting rampage that killed at least 12 people. Latest info indicates he's holding 16 people as hostages.

Posted by Khaosod English on Saturday, February 8, 2020

Police commandos arrive in Korat

"Hanuman" police commandos arrive in Korat city after a 40-minute helicopter ride from Bangkok to join an operation to kill or capture a gunman who murdered at least 12 people in a shooting rampage.

Posted by Khaosod English on Saturday, February 8, 2020

UPDATE: Elite forces storm Terminal 21, gunman holding hostages - VIDEO | News by Thaiger UPDATE: Elite forces storm Terminal 21, gunman holding hostages - VIDEO | News by Thaiger


Want more from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

Follow Thaiger by email:

Visa3 hours ago

Covid-19 prevention leads to 14 arrests of longterm overstays

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Covid UPDATE: 3,277 new infections and 29 deaths, provincial totals

Thailand4 hours ago

Red tape and restrictions suggest a slow Phuket reopening

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Sponsored by image

Phuket4 hours ago

UPDATE: Tourism Minister reportedly says July 1 ‘sandbox’ won’t happen

Tourism5 hours ago

Koh Samui eyes August 1 reopening, “Samui Sealed Route”

Weather6 hours ago

Village need rain? Have you considered a giant penis?

Coronavirus (Covid-19)9 hours ago

Covid UPDATE Saturday: 3,277 new infections and 29 deaths

Coronavirus (Covid-19)20 hours ago

8.3% of Thailand’s 50 million vaccine target reached so far

Coronavirus (Covid-19)22 hours ago

Site launched for June 14 vaccine signup for all foreigners

Coronavirus (Covid-19)22 hours ago

Free quarantine accommodation for arriving Thais to be cancelled

Thailand23 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Sandbox – bar, clubs closed? Local AZ problems, Sex toy arrest | June 11

Drugs1 day ago

UN report: Changes in Southeast Asia drug trafficking during the pandemic

Cambodia1 day ago

United States to return 27 stolen antiquities to Cambodia

Thailand1 day ago

Autopsy reveals heart attack killed woman who received AstraZeneca vaccine

Thailand1 day ago

Thailand’s Golf Quarantine on hold until Covid situation improves

Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism3 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8